Sarah Catherine Emett

21 December 1848–1 July 1896 (Age 47)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Catherine

When Sarah Catherine Emett was born on 21 December 1848, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, James Emett, was 45 and her mother, Phoebe Jane Simpson, was 43. She married Lyman Wight Porter, I on 18 March 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 1 July 1896, in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Wight Porter, I
Sarah Catherine Emett
Marriage: 18 March 1865
Moriancumer Heber Porter
David Wight Porter
Jared Lyman Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English: see Emmett .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight


    by Lyman Wight Porter Dear wives and children, though far, far away, I always remember you when I come here to pray. And when traveling in sand, or through cedars I roam, Oh, how oft I …

    Sources (15)

    • 1850 Catherine Emett in household of Moses L Emett, "United States Census, 1850"
    • 1926 Sarah C. Emmett in entry for Moriancumer Heber Porter and Jessie Ann Stowell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • 1952 Sarah Catherine Emmett in entry for Moriancumer Heber Porter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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